Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy's Biography

Joe has performed and or recorded with The Caribbean Jazz Project, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Poncho Sanchez, Dave Samuels, Arturo O'Farrill, Michael Mossman, Ray Vega, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Formanek, Mitch Seidman, Bill Warfield, Mundell Lowe, Alain Mallet, Christian Howes, Roberto Quintero and Boris Kozlov.

Joe is the Drummer for the United States Naval Academy Band's Jazz Ensemble, The Next Wave and Principal Percussionist of the USNA Band's Wind Ensemble.

Joe is also a member of The Global Percussion Trio, a dynamic group featured at the 2006 PASIC Convention, and co-leader of the Norman/McCarthy Big Band, which released their 2007 album Words Cannot Express on OA2 Records.

Active in education, Joe is an Adjunct Professor of Drumset and Afro-Cuban Percussion Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and he is in demand as a clinician throughout the United States and abroad. Joe has written for Jazz Improv Magazine, Latin Percussion's "All About Rhythm" and has contributed to the educational websites of Zildjian and Innovative Percussion. Joe has a play-along book for Afro-Cuban Drumset to be released by Alfred Music in the fall of 2008.

Joe proudly endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, Innovative Percussion, and Lp Percussion.

Joe McCarthy's Gear
Joe McCarthy

Gear List

Absolute MapleABD-1118F 18"x16"ATT-1112J 12"x8"AFT-1114 14"x14"